InspireData® Success Stories


Read real stories shared by educators who use InspireData's visual learning methodologies to help their students develop data literacy. If you have an inspiring story to share about how you are using InspireData in your classroom, please email us at

"As software that can enhance visual learning and lead students to create their own thinking, InspireData ranks very highly with me. It is practical for students to use in whole-group, small-group and individual learning situations. InspireData has some of the features of spreadsheet and database software, but can also do some of the things that seem to only come with subject specific software for science and math."
Kyle Nielsen
Computer Technology Teacher
Kingston Junior High, WA

"InspireData offers a unique learning experience because it allows students to process large amounts of information, both numerical and textual, in a visual manner. As students work with data, they ask important higher-level questions, while understanding information and discovering answers in a visual representation. The uses of InspireData are widespread from upper elementary through high school."
Tom Plati
Director of Curriculum, Assessment, and Technology
Hopedale Public Schools, MA

"There are a lot of software programs that can make graphs, but InspireData is in its own category. It is easy to understand and has the depth to cut across grade levels, making it a better value for schools. The combination of the survey and the motion of the data points is outstanding. This is a great product!"
Dale C. Steen
Director of Instructional Technology
The Lamphere Schools, MI

"You have to see it to believe it! InspireData supports inquiry and higher-level thinking in a very unique and visual manner. It is easy to use and as you work with it you are constantly surprised by its simple, elegant power."
Lynn Ochs
Director, Technology for Learning Center
Hamilton County Educational Service Center, OH

"InspireData 1.5 is incredible! Students love watching the data points move as they create different plots; it gets them excited about working with data and helps them formulate and answer questions."
Valerie Coffey
Instructional Technologist
Owosso Public Schools
Owosso, MI

"InspireData is fantastic! The visual aspect of InspireData makes data more meaningful, and will greatly improve students' data literacy."
Ann Johnston
Instructional Technology Specialist
Lincoln Intermediate Unit No. 12
New Oxford, PA

"Visually representing data using InspireData plots helps students make inferences and draw conclusions. InspireData makes it easy for students to work with data, and keeps them focused on data analysis rather than the task of graphing."
Linda Townsend
Instructional Technology Design Specialist
Longwood University, ITTIP
South Boston, VA

"The e-Survey tool and other new features in InspireData 1.5 are very useful, especially in a classroom with many students, few computers and limited time. This software is invaluable to me because of the quality and depth of thought and analysis it allows my students to experience."
Glenda Schmidt
Chemistry Teacher
Slidell High School
Slidell, LA